Volunteer and Support

PACT is unique because staff and parents work alongside each other to ensure student success. Studies show that parental involvement in the classroom increases student achievement (higher test scores and grades), promotes positive self-esteem, creates positive behavior, and improves attendance and graduation rates.

Each PACT family is asked to volunteer at least FOUR hours per month or 36 hours per school year. 

Want to get involved and not sure what opportunities fit your schedule? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator to find a volunteer opportunity that suits you!

Volunteer Opportunities

We ask every family to volunteer for four hours per month. Here are a few ways you can be involved:

  • Hot lunch subs
  • Classroom Teacher Assistants (TAs)
  • Chaperone field trips
  • Read with students
  • Level classroom books
  • Office help
  • Event help
  • Panther Paw Donations
  • Review curriculum
  • Serve on committees
  • Assist at sporting events
  • Provide conference dinners and treats
  • Join the PTO or Booster Club
  • And much more!

Volunteer Training

Your involvement and support are much appreciated and enhance the educational experience of all students. If you volunteer during the school day and interact with students, annual training is required so we can maintain consistency. We have online training with a quiz available at the links below:

Background Check

For the safety of all our students, volunteers need a completed background check on file at PACT before volunteering within the school in any capacity. Background checks must be completed by each volunteer every year. To get started, complete the request form below. 

Logging Volunteer Hours

All volunteers are responsible for logging their own hours within Infinite Campus
Instructions for Logging Volunteer Hours
  1. Login to Infinite Campus. 

  2. Go to the Message Center > Surveys > Parent Volunteer Hour Submission.

  3. An introduction message appears. Click the "Start" button.

  4. Complete the form. Note: there is a limit of 30 hours per form. Complete another form if more than 30 hours are needed.

  5. Once completed, click "Complete Survey."
  6. A confirmation message will appear. 


Childcare for Volunteers

A nursery is available for up to three hours per day for volunteers. Volunteers who need childcare should sign up in advance by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator. There is no charge for using the nursery. Note: Only available at the Elementary Campus.

Stay Informed

The Engage E-Newsletter is a weekly email of volunteer and support opportunities for PACT families. It is published on Tuesdays during the school year and as needed over the summer.

Donate Funds to Cover Volunteer Hours

Your donations can go towards your volunteer hours! For every $10 you donate to PACT, you'll get credit for one hour of volunteer time. A one-time $360 donation can cover your volunteer hours for an entire year.

Drop off cash in the office (Attn: Enrollment Coordinator) and then log in to Infinite Campus and record the donation. Note: We are unable to accept checks.

How we use your donation:

The funds we receive are utilized in the following ways to build the volunteer program:

  • Program Expansion: Use the funds to expand the scope or reach of volunteer programs, allowing for more extensive community engagement or the establishment of new initiatives.
  • Supplies and Resources: Purchase necessary supplies, equipment, or materials needed to support volunteer activities or enhance the volunteer experience.
  • Recognition and Appreciation: Allocate funds to volunteer recognition events, awards, or incentives to acknowledge and appreciate volunteers' efforts and encourage continued participation.
  • Administrative Costs: Cover administrative expenses associated with managing volunteer programs, such as recruitment, background checks, and coordination efforts.
  • Infrastructure Improvements: Invest in infrastructure improvements that facilitate volunteer activities, such as technology for tracking.

Tell us what interests you!

Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form and we'll contact you when we are looking for volunteers in your area of interest!

PACT Panthers PTO

The PTO functions solely by volunteer hours and donations. You can get involved by attending a meeting, finding out what’s happening, finding an area to utilize your skills, and being excellent at it! Learn more at the link below!

Panthers Booster Club

The Panthers Booster Club supports and promotes PACT Charter School's extracurricular activities. Learn more by visiting their webpage:

Other Ways You Can Support Students

The Panthers Booster Club supports and promotes PACT Charter School's extracurricular activities. Learn more by visiting their webpage:

I love seeing how excited the kids are to have their parents help. It shows our kids that school is a valuable place to invest our time, energy, and talents.

PACT Elementary Teacher
Image - Chelsea Kessler

Chelsea Kessler

Volunteer and Enrollment Coordinator
763-712-4200, ext. 1119  |  volunteer@pactcharter.org
Office Location: Elementary Campus, Room 119

Contact Us

PACT Charter School | District Office
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

PACT Charter School | Elementary Campus
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

PACT Charter School | Secondary Campus
7729 - 161st Avenue Northwest
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Main phone line: 763-712-4200
Fax: 763-712-4201
Fax: 763-374-0665 (students records)

Absence: attendance@pactcharter.org


School Hours

Elementary Campus
8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

Secondary Campus
8:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m. 

Office Hours

School Days
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Non-School Fridays
7:30 a.m. - Noon

School Breaks

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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